Job Ref No. ECC2915-77S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3 Point 5-6 (Depending on experience)
Position Start Date: 15/04/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 11/03/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: end of w/c 11th March 2024  

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School: Westwood Academy

Position: Early Years Practitioner

Contract: Permanent

Hours per week: 15 hours per week (38 weeks - Term time only)

Scale: 3 Point 5-6 (Depending on experience)

Actual Salary: £7,966.57 to £8,099.80

Application Closes: 11th March 2024 - Midday

Interview Date: end of w/c 11th March 2024

Start Date: ASAP

There is undoubtedly something very special about Westwood Academy, and we take immense pride in our school community. Here, we work collaboratively to create a safe, happy, and vibrant environment where students can learn and thrive.

We have a great deal of fun in our learning, whether in the classroom or playground, on the sports field, during one of our educational visits or themed learning days. Our team is wholeheartedly devoted to children's well-being, setting high standards, and nurturing the skills and enthusiasm necessary for our pupils to embrace the opportunities, responsibilities, and experiences that life has to offer.

Westwood Academy are seeking an enthusiastic Early Years Practitioner to join our dedicated and supportive Reception team. As an Early Years Practitioner, you will play a fundamental role in fostering a nurturing and inclusive learning environment where every child can thrive.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual, who enjoys using their own initiative as well as working as part of a team. Working 15 hours per week; Monday to Friday 08.45 am to 12 noon, term time only.

We would be delighted to hear from you if you:

· Have good literacy and numeracy skills with GCSE English and Maths grades A-C (4 and above).

· Are educated to NVQ Level 2 in learning support / early years or equivalent qualification or experience, desirable.

· Have experience working with children in an early year setting, desirable.

· Have excellent written and verbal communication skills,enabling you to effectively communicate with both children and adults.

· Have an understanding of the importance of social and emotional well-being and a commitment to nurturing a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

· Are adaptable to work within a small,specialised team supporting children with diverse needs.

· Have effective organisational and interpersonal skills,enabling you to manage tasks efficiently and collaborate effectively with colleagues.

· Have the ability to work independently and take initiative,taking pride in your work and consistently seeking opportunities to contribute to the team's success.

· Have the ability to remain calm under pressure and maintain composure in challenging situations.

What we can offer you:

· Engaged and enthusiastic pupils who are 'proud to belong' to our school and enjoy learning in a stimulating environment.

· A forward thinking, proactive Trust that is dedicated to the success of its pupils and staff.

· Access to ongoing training empowering you to grow and excel in your role.

· An additional week's holiday in October resulting in a 2-week break during this term.

· A comprehensive Employee Assistance programme available to all employees, providing you with the support you need whenever you need it.

Take the Next Step:

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the office team directly at 01702 559467, to schedule an appointment. We hope to meet you.

We encourage you to submit your application at your earliest convenience as we reserve the right to close this job vacancy early.

Westwood Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practice and appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS certification and references.

As part of the South Essex Academy Trust we are an equal opportunities employer.

How to apply:

If you would like to apply for this position, please click on the 'apply for this vacancy' icon to complete the application form. Once completed please send to Sarah O'Donnell, Recruitment Consultant at recruitment@seacademytrust.co.uk along with your Recruitment Monitoring Information form.

Please take care to complete the application in full as incomplete applications will not be considered.

Information about the School

There is undoubtedly something very special about Westwood Academy, and we take immense pride in our school community. Here, we work collaboratively to create a safe, happy, and vibrant environment where students can learn and thrive.

We have a great deal of fun in our learning, whether in the classroom or playground, on the sports field, during one of our educational visits or themed learning days.

Supporting our school, South Essex Academy Trust plays a pivotal role by providing leadership, CPD, and school improvement through the peer review model, Leadership Academy, and the support of our School Improvement team. Leaders invest time and CPD in developing staff expertise and teachers value the training they receive; this gives teachers the confidence to adopt teaching approaches that get the best from pupils.

Our team is wholeheartedly devoted to children’s well-being, setting high standards, and nurturing the skills and enthusiasm necessary for our pupils to embrace the opportunities, responsibilities, and experiences that life has to offer.

If you would like to find out more about us, please contact the school and make a convenient appointment; we will be delighted to welcome you!

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Vicky Merrell
Beresford Close
Hadleigh, Benfleet
Essex, SS7 2SU
Telephone: 01702 559467
Email: recruitment@seacademytrust.co.uk

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